Listing Authorized Distributors and Manufacturer Representatives on Manufacturers’ Websites

ECIA’s Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC was asked to research electronic component manufacturer websites and identify best practice examples for locating and listing authorized distributors and manufacturer representatives. By identifying best practice examples and publishing areas for consideration, the group wants to create awareness and guidance to improving this process.

The resulting best practices document represents what manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, and distributors identify as examples of best practices and areas for consideration when locating and listing authorized channel partners on manufacturer websites. The group of Subject Matter Experts included Digi-Key Electronics, Mouser Electronics, TTI, Inc., WPG Americas, ebm-papst Inc., KEMET, Littelfuse, Inc., ROHM Semiconductor, Tech-Trek, and AEM Group.

The workgroup produced two documents that serve as industry guides and illustrate best of class:  

(1) Best Practice Document

(2) Infographic (Download)